This song, performed beautifully by Yolanda Adams, was composed by Percy Bady and released in 2005. It is dedicated to Rosa Parks and interpolated with Maya Angelou’s line “still I rise” with the theme of perseverance ringing throughout it. The lyrics grab you right from the start:
Shattered, but I’m not broken
Wounded but time will heal
It’s a really lovely song that can reduce one to tears, especially if one happens to be going through some hard things in life.
- Still I Rise Yolanda Adams 5:42
Often regarded as one of the main figures in modern Gospel music, Percy Bady has been involved in 26 platinum and gold records.